Friday, 5 February 2016

United Nations: Stamps

The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) today unveiled a set of six commemorative stamps to promote UN Free & Equal – a global UN campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality launched and led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). 

The new stamps, which celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community, mark the first time the United Nations has issued stamps with this theme. The set, which features two in English, two in French, and two in German, will be available as of tomorrow at UN Headquarters in New York, Geneva and Vienna. They can also be purchased online.

In an interview, the artist who designed them said he was very influenced by art from the first quarter of the 20th Century. Sergio Baradat, who is of Cuban background, explained that his style stems from his appreciation for French Art Deco and growing up in Miami...

United Nations News Centre. 

Take that global homophobia!


  1. Given that the stamps are only valid for letters posted at UN offices by tourists, we wont be seeing many of them in the post.

  2. Celebrate utterly appalling design. Even the worst art deco was better than this. Begone, heathens !!